In the next match of the elite round of the Russian Football Cup, the players of Metallurg Lipetsk and CSKA Moscow will come face to face. Will the favorite be able to win this meeting? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The Lipetsk team, led by Sergey Mashnin, shows unsatisfactory results in the FNL championship and has every chance of being relegated from the best league in the world at the end of the season. After 19 rounds, the team was able to earn 15 points and is located in the relegation zone. In the last match, the team lost to Voronezh "Torch" with a score of 2:3 on its field. In the Russian Cup, the club is doing well so far. In the opening meeting, the Lipetsk team was able to minimally beat Zenit-Izhevsk away with a score of 2:1. With three points, the team is in second place in the group.
CSKA Moscow is ahead of its rival in the table by additional indicators. In the opening match, the "army men" were able to defeat Zenit-Izhevsk with a score of 4:0 in the away match. As for the performances in the RPL, the "Army" after 12 rounds were able to score 23 points and share the second line with Dynamo, lagging behind Zenit St. Petersburg by three points. In the previous match, the team defeated Krylia Sovetov on its own field (3:1), although during the meeting it was inferior to the opponent.
Statistics and figures:
- CSKA is the favorite of the meeting;
- Metallurg suffered 2 defeats in a row;
- CSKA does not know defeats in 8 matches in a row;
- The rivals have not crossed paths in face-to-face meetings before.
The "Army men" are in excellent playing form. Most likely, the CSKA coach will take an extensive rotation in the match, which, however, will not affect the result of the match. Our bet will affect the handicap of the "army" in 2 goals.